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The Apocryphal Gospels of Mary in Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Mary Clayton
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides an edition, with a facing translation and detailed commentary, of the three apocryphal gospels of Mary written in Old English. The gospels, which deal with Mary's birth, childhood, death and assumption, are found in manuscripts in Oxford and Cambridge, but have never been treated as a group before, and in fact have been almost totally neglected by English scholars."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Legends
Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ; Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Clayton
ISBN: 0521581680 9780521581684
OCLC Number: 38747960
Description: xi, 355 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The birth and childhood of Mary: the development of a tradition --
2. The death and assumption of Mary: the Syriac and Greek traditions --
3. The death and assumption of Mary: the Latin tradition --
4. The apocrypha of the Virgin in Anglo-Saxon England --
5. The manuscripts --
6. The Old English texts --
The Old English Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew --
The Old English assumption homily in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 41 --
The Old English assumption homily in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 198 (Blickling XIII) --
App. 1. Latin apocryphal texts from Anglo-Saxon England: the Latin Proteuangelium in Cambridge, Pembroke College, 25; the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew in London, British Library, Cotton Nero E. i; and the Latin Transitus W in Cambridge, Pembroke College, 25 --
App. 2. The Transitus of Pseudo-Melito (Transitus B[superscript 2]), ed. M. Haibach-Reinisch.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 26.
Responsibility: Mary Clayton.
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